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Marie Borremans: What our grandparents said and we will/won’t say to our children
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© Royal Collections, The Hague/Marianne Hommersom
© Royal Collections, The Hague/Marianne Hommersom © Royal Collections, The Hague/Marianne Hommersom
Young Voices on Slavery
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Marie Borremans: What our grandparents said and we will/won’t say to our children

Eighteen young Flemish and Dutch authors bring an artefact to life from the Slavery exhibition at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. Marie Borremans wrote a poem inspired by a letter from Pieter Mortamer, commander in Luanda, addressed to Johan Maurits, the then governor-general of Dutch Brazil. In this letter, written on 31 October 1642, Mortamer advises on high-level diplomatic negotiations with the Congolese king.

what our grandparents said and we will/won’t say to our children

This text was written during a residency at Flemish-Dutch cultural organisation Huis deBuren in association with the Biermans-Lapôtre Foundation.

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